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Entrepreneurship

“Entrepreneur (noun): one who organizes, manages, and assumes the risks of a business or enterprise.” Deciding to become an entrepreneur requires a huge leap of faith. Whether you are a first-time or serial entrepreneur, you will pick up tips in these related summaries.

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Building Your Business the Right-Brain Way
Book
 

Jennifer Lee

New World Library, 2014

(8)

Want to Help Someone? Shut Up and Listen
Video

Ernesto Sirolli

TED Conferences LLC, 2012

(8)

Startup Life
Book
 

Brad Feld and Amy Batchelor

John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2013

(7)

Naked Conversations
Book
 

Robert Scoble and Shel Israel

John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2006

(9)

The Founder's Dilemmas
Book
 

Noam Wasserman

Princeton UP, 2012

(8)

Breakthrough Branding
Book
 

Catherine Kaputa

Nicholas Brealey Publishing, 2012

(7)

The E-Myth Revisited
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Michael E. Gerber

HarperBusiness, 1995

(8)

Upgrade
Book
 

Rana Florida

McGraw-Hill, 2013

(7)

Invisible Capital
Book
 

Chris Rabb

Berrett-Koehler, 2010

(7)

Platform
Book
 

Michael Hyatt

Nelson Publishers, 2012

(7)

30 Days to Social Media Success
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Gail Z. Martin

Career Press, 2010

(8)

For Better or For Work
Book
 

Meg Cadoux Hirshberg

An Inc. Original, 2012

(8)

Creating a Successful Marketing Strategy for Your Small New Business
Book
 

Stanley F. Stasch

Praeger, 2010

(6)

Trump: The Art of the Deal
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Donald J. Trump

Random House, 1987

(8)

Turning Silver into Gold
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Mary S. Furlong

FT Press, 2007

(8)

The Four Routes to Entrepreneurial Success
Book

John B. Miner

Berrett-Koehler, 1996

(6)

Creative Intelligence
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Bruce Nussbaum

HarperBusiness, 2013

(8)

Double Double
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Cameron Herold

Greenleaf Book Group, 2011

(8)

Predictable Success
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Les McKeown

Greenleaf Book Group, 2010

(8)

The Power of Unreasonable People
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John Elkington and Pamela Hartigan

Harvard Business Review Press, 2008

(8)

The Rebel Entrepreneur
Book
 

Jonathan Moules

Kogan Page, 2012

(7)

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Entrepreneurship

So, you’re ready to take the plunge. You’re tired of working for someone else and watching them reap all of the benefits. You’re afraid that if you wait any longer, it may be too late. Starting your own business is an enormous undertaking. In addition to major concerns such as financing, staffing, and marketing, you’re likely to experience a range of emotions from panic to euphoria and everything in between. But it’s reassuring to know that getAbstract can help you deal with every situation and overcome every obstacle on your way to building a productive business. Our entrepreneurship summaries cover all aspects of going into business for yourself. You’ll learn from experts in the field about the importance of establishing a sound business plan and philosophy, and the critical decisions you’ll face in your start-up venture. You’ll find solid advice about your options for arranging financing and avoiding common pitfalls that can create economic turmoil. You’ll also understand why new small business owners face similar issues, regardless of your industry or specialty.

Special Qualities

There’s a big difference between wanting to become a business owner and possessing the necessary attributes. Many of the summaries in this category challenge you to examine your motivations for going into business and whether you have the determination and fortitude to be a success. You’ll learn to evaluate your tolerance for risk and whether you have the ability to deal with setbacks – or even failure. Let getAbstract be a source of strength and encouragement as you navigate through uncharted waters.